Some Printing Presses from our Collection
The first all all-iron printing press invented by Earl Stanhope in about 1800. There are at least 3 surviving early Stanhope Presses.
The Columbian Printing Press - possibly the most memorable by virtue of its striking appearance. Invented by George Clymer of Philadelphia (1754- 1834). No British made machinery was ever so lavishly embellished.
The Albion Printing Press - ‘Albion' meaning England, was invented by RW Cope. We may have the largest and smallest presses in the world!
The Atlas Press - An enigma! It is believed to have been issued in 1840. A figure of Atlas holding up the world is placed in front of the cap. Only a handful still exist in the world.
Table top Albion - c.1847, made by Hopkinson and Cope in London.
A type case displaying the family name and first names. It makes for a fascinating conversation piece.
The perfect retirement present!
One of our smaller type cases, displaying the clients' post code. A very original house warming present.
Our largest typecase (82cm x 36cm x 2.5cm). It was originally called a caps case, with uniform compartments.
A printers cabinet - A solid piece of furniture used for letterpress storage or for interior bookshelves etc.
Bookbinding tools- We sell sets of bookbinding tools and individual pieces. Crafted with wooden handles, and the character tips are made from brass.